Choosing the right process control equipment decreases the number of false trips, resulting in better plant performance and availability.
Our engineered solutions provide accurate steam temperature control, resulting in improved plant cycling performance and minimizing stress to equipment.
For more than 85 years, Control Associates has worked with power generation customers to achieve better plant availability, fuel efficiency, personnel safety, and asset reliability.
Our team of local power generation experts are readily available to help you identify opportunities for operational improvements, such as optimizing and maintaining attemperator and desuperheater systems. Poor controllability of these critical systems can cause operational problems that either extend startup and shutdown times, or increase the potential for unit trips. Keeping those assets performing reliably at optimum performance levels are critical to plant operations and profitability.
When onsite, our local team of power generation applications and lifecycle services experts help you find ways to improve plant performance and reliability. For example, leaking drain valves on a HRSG can cause a significant loss in heat rate due to the steam losses. Replacing leaking drain valves with high-quality metal-seated Emerson valves improves heat rate while reducing fuel costs, which can be as high as 90% of the total plant operations budget.
Control Associates offers the full range of Emerson valve and pressure management products, lifecycle services, and engineered solutions for power generation. From digitally controlled Fisher™ control valves and turbine bypass systems to Crosby™ pressure and safety relief valves, and Yarway™ isolation valves, we continually look for ways to improve plant availability, operational efficiency, and ensure your equipment runs reliably.
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